The core courses are Theories of Media, Culture and Creative Cities; Research Methods of Media, Culture and Creative Cities; Globalization and the Cultural Mosaic: An Asian Perspective; and Critical Issues in Media, Culture and Creative Cities. Each of these courses aim to combine theory and practice (in different degrees), and provide students with a fundamental grounding in the core theories and practical skills used in understanding and researching media, culture and, creative cities, in the local context with a sensitivity to global parameters.
The elective courses come from three different clusters. These clusters are not exhaustive, but offer a coherent picture of studying media, culture, and creative cites with specific relevance to local concerns. They are Media, Popular Culture and Creative Industries; Culture, Identity and Everyday Life; and Creative Cities, Cultural Policies and Management.
The Capstone Project (equivalent to a dissertation, which is counted as two courses) aims at training students to integrate and apply the knowledge and skills they have learnt through the programme by conducting a research project in close collaboration with community partners in the field of media, culture, and creative cities. Students can work individually or in groups, depending on the nature and scale of the project.
|Core Courses||SOCI7005 Theories of Media, Culture and Creative Cities|
|SOCI7006 Research Methods in Media, Culture and Creative Cities|
|SOCI7007 Globalization and the Cultural Mosaic: An Asian Perspective|
|SOCI7008 Critical Issues of Media, Culture and Creative Cities|
|Elective Courses||SOCI8011 Media and Crime|
|SOCI8023 Media and Popular Culture in Asian Cities|
|SOCI8024 New Media and Digital Culture|
|SOCI8025 Consumer Cultures and Everyday Life|
|SOCI8026 Self-identity and Late-modern Society|
|SOCI8027 Body, Intimacy and Sexuality|
|SOCI8028 Cultural Policies and Global Cities|
|SOCI8029 Creative Industries and Creative Cities|
|SOCI8031 Special topics in media, culture and creative cities|
|Capstone||SOCI8030 Capstone Project|
Mode of Study
The curriculum of the proposed programme will be offered on a two-year part-time basis.
Schedule of Study
To fulfil the degree requirements, students must complete all 10 courses (four for the core courses, four for the electives, and two for the capstone project) in four semesters of two years.
|Schedule of study||Part-time|
|Year 1||Semester 1|
|September – December||Two core courses:|
|January – April||Two core courses|
|Year 2||Semester 1|
|September – December||Two elective courses|
|January – April||Two elective courses|
Duration of Study
The curriculum shall extend not less than two and not more than three academic years of part-time study.
For study commencing in academic year 2018/19, the programme tuition fee is HK$105,000 (subject to University approval), with payments split into four instalments over two years.